Sacramento German Genealogy Society
Geogen is short for "geographical genealogy" - location based ancestor research.
Entering a family name creates a map showing the distribution of surnames in Germany. Try it!

What's New?
On May 23, 2023, Deconstructing Your Family Tree - Reconsidering the Evidence was presented by Michael D Lacopo, D.V.M.  Ask yourself these questions: How certain are you of every name, every date, every location on your family tree? By what source have you come by these facts? How reliable are they? Is it time to re-evaluate the evidence? In this lecture, Michael D. Lacopo, D.V.M., uses a case study approach to illustrate how and when to tear down your own suppositions or the research of others to find the truth.  Posted in our Video Library. (until August 23, 2023)  Members Only: please log in to view it.
On March 25, 2023, Spies, Slackers and Aliens: Records of the American Protective League was presented by Michael L. Strauss, AG.  This talk covers The American Protective League (APL), which was organized shortly before the United States joined the global war with Germany in April, 1917.  Posted in our Video Library. (until May 24, 2023)  Members Only: please log in to view it.
Can you trace your ancestors back to Germans who immigrated to Pennsylvania? Is there a Palatine in your past? Check out our Pennsylvania German Special Interest Group, and join our Facebook group!
Time Zones – Online events can task place anywhere so the Live Webinars FAQ page has an easy-to-use time zone converter pre-configured by SGGS to show times for the most commonly referenced time zones.
Pommern Research Video – Recording of the 2nd Online Pommern Connection Session of the Pommerscher Greif, the Ahnenforscher Stammtisch Unna and the International German Genealogy Partnership (IGGP) in the English language from December 19th, 2020.
  Looking for new links and files? – Go to the links and files options under Resources. New entries are marked "NEW" and include many links to Prussian resarch in Germany, a Germans from Lithuania name index and free German music. Also added a link to a FamilySearch page containing videos for those doing Austro-Hungarian research.

SGGS' Online Store

The SGGS Online Store which sells Der Blumenbaum back issues and a few mechandise items is temporarily closed. It will reopen soon with an all new look and easier to use customer interface. If you have any questions about ordering merchandise, please contact SGGS <>.
SGGS also looking for people to help with sales during meetings and to ship items ordered online. If you would like volunteer, please contact SGGS at any of its meetings or the foregoing email address.


Upcoming Events
Jun 6
A Friendly Reminder
There will be no meeting or guest speaker for the month of June as several of our members will be attending the IGGP Conference. We will see you in July!